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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 16, 2011

Error on Monitor Expression while Debugging Stored Procedure using RBD/RDPi 8.x

Using RBD version:8.0.1 and RDPi Version:8.0 I am debugging a stored procedure. While debugging the Stored Procedure if I select (highlight) a variable and then on Right Click of Mouse select Monitor Expression I am getting the following error ?Server: CPF7E12 Identifier does not exist?. Also in the debug mode from the Monitors view after right click the mouse then select the Monitor Expression (Ctlr+Shift+M) entering the variable name and clicking the OK button is coming up with the same error.


Use Case:

1. Create a Stored Procedure

2. Set Debug Service Entry Point to the created *pgm.cle object of the Stored Procedure

3. From the Data Perspective select the Stored Procedure and Run the procedure

4. From the Debug perspective in the Stored Procedure source select any variable and on right click of mouse select Monitor Expression.


Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Aug 22, 2014

    Thank you for submitting this request. We do see value in the proposed feature, however many other requests have garnered more votes, or otherwise clearly represent a higher degree of value to a broader cross-section of customers. Unfortunately, due to the large number of higher priority requests, we do not believe we will realistically deliver this, and do not wish to leave requests in "under consideration" status for an open-ended period of time.

    Accordingly, we are moving your request to rejected status at this time. You are free to resubmit for reconsideration during a later planning cycle, particularly if you are confident that the request will garner more votes.

    Thank you again for taking the time to offer your suggestion.  Much of our product direction reflects feedback such as yours, and your input is always valued even when we're unable to directly incorporate it.

  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2011

    This RFE will be under consideration for a future release. Status has been updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Jul 19, 2011

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.

  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2011

    Please refer to the attached "SP_Debug_Screen_Shots.doc" for further details.

    Thanks & Regards
    Dibs

  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2011

    Attachment (Description): Please find the atatched file of the screen shots that I mentioned in my earlier response.

  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2011

    Yes from the *LISTING view the variables are being Monitored.
    But the *LISTING view is the C/C++ code of the Stored Procedure. Firstly it's need some in depth knowledge of C/C++ to understand what the *LISTING code is doing. Also I found when I Monitor Expression for a specific variable from *LISTING view it's only showing me the pointer reference for that variable instead of the original value.

    What I am really looking for from the *SOUCRE ability to Monitor Expression for any variable. Also a new Function key that will step over automatically the underneath C/C++ code and come to the next statement of the *SOUCRE view of Stored procedure.

    Believe I am not talking totally nonsense.

  • Guest
    Jun 27, 2011

    For an SQL stored procedure, you need to use *LISTING view to evaluate an expression.
    Could you please try using the *LISTING view?

  • Guest
    Jun 16, 2011

    Attachment (Use case)